Christ meets us as we encounter the suffering and hungry of the world and care for them. We recognize that our resources are not equal to the needs of the multitudes. But this does not stop Jesus from inviting us to bring our meager resources to him.
And this is where transformation becomes possible. The meager can be miraculous. Our resources are much more meager when we do not share. When we give them away, we give them to God, and in return, God blesses us abundantly.
Sometimes we miss great opportunities just because we do not look far beyond our human abilities and see Christ, who performs miracles in our lives, even today.
We can do something. We can not do everything all the time but at least we can do one thing at once. When Jesus touches our hearts we can give–even out of our poverty–with our whole heart.
This message was adapted from, “Faith Reflections: Names and faces behind hunger” by Elieshi Mungure from the November 2005 issue of Cafe.
Today we remember Albrecht Dürer, died 1528, Matthias Grünewald died 1528, and Lucas Cranach, died 1553; artists.